New Canadian clinical guidelines advises doctors to go beyond simply recommending diet and exercise for those who are overweight/obese/.
Instead, they recommend GPs should focus on the root causes of weight gain and take a holistic approach to health.
The guideline, which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal last month, specifically admonished weight-related stigma against patients in the health system.
“Weight bias is not just about believing the wrong thing about obesity,” ….. “Weight bias actually has an effect on the behaviour of healthcare practitioners.”
Can I get a high five everyone? Loving Canada! 🇨🇦